Corridors & Buffers
Here are some collected resources for corridors and buffers (both woody and grass buffers). I will update periodically.
Bentrup, G. 2008. Conservation Buffers: Design Guidelines for Buffers, Corridors, and Greenways. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-109. USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. The NEW best corridor manual in existence.
Conservation Corridor Planning at the Landscape Level - NRCS Handbook with several case studies. 16.5 MB pdf. The best corridor manual in existence.
How to Design a Riparian Buffer for Agricultural Land. USDA Agroforestry Center.
Conservation buffers: Wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems. Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University, Research Advance 9(2):4 pp.
Field borders for agronomic, economic and wildlife benefits. Missouri Extension, 8 pages. HTML version HERE.
Grassland bird response to agricultural field borders. Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University, Research Advance 8(2):4 pp.
Get Windbreaks for Conservation from USDA National Agroforestry Center. It is an excellent guide to design considerations for conservation windbreaks. You may have to supplement regional woody plant species information to select the appropriate trees & shrubs for your region. They have additional windbreak publications including Windbreaks for Wildlife, How Windbreaks Work, & many other more detailed aspects of windbreak design, establishment and management.